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CREDIT UNIONS GIVE BACK
Jim Minge, president/CEO of the $1.3 billion Texas Trust Credit Union in Arlington, Texas,
along with a dozen employees, present toys and a $5,000 check to a U.S. Marine Corps
Reserve representative. Texas Trust branches served as collection points for the toy
drive. Members and employees donated the toys, which Texas Trust loaded into its 1956
restored school bus and delivered to the Toys for Tots collection center at the Mansfield ISD
Performing Arts Center. Since 2011, Texas Trust has supported Toys for Tots, giving $40,000
to date to the organization along with thousands of toys each year.
As communities across the country face unprecedented challenges in response to the
global COVID- 19 crisis, the $3.3 billion UW Credit Union in Madison, Wis., is donating
$150,000 to support the relief efforts of the United Way of Dane County and the United Way
of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County. The two United Way chapters coordinated
a comprehensive response team with local nonprofits to alleviate suffering and address
immediate pandemic needs.
From left to right, Onslow Community Outreach Board Chair Don Herring and Executive
Director Theo McClammy accept a $40,000 check from SECU Foundation Executive Director
Jama Campbell and SECU SVP Charles Morris. SECU Foundation, the charitable arm of
the $41.3 billion SECU in Raleigh, N.C., awarded Onslow Community Outreach, a local
nonprofit in Jacksonville, N.C., whose mission is to help meet the basic needs of vulnerable
populations in Onslow County, with a $40,000 mission development grant. The grant will help
the organization develop next steps to deliver a new program of services for veterans in
eastern North Carolina.
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To help meet the critical needs within the community resulting from the global COVID- 19
pandemic, the $2.2 billion Elevations Credit Union in Boulder, Colo., is matching donations
made to the Elevations Foundation’s COVID- 19 Relief Fund by March 31, up to a total of
$250,000. The Elevations Foundation will maximize the impact of the donations by partnering
with local organizations that can deliver funds and support to first responders and their
families, and those directly impacted by COVID- 19. These donations will go to organizations
like local hospital foundations, agencies providing emergency childcare, and organizations
that can channel funds to directly impacted individuals and families in the community.
Rep. Vanessa Guerra from Michigan’s House of Representatives 95th District recognizes
the $342 million Jolt Credit Union in Saginaw, Mich., for its Monsignor Forbes Scholarship.
Pictured from left to right are Jolt Board Members David Beyerlein, Diane Fong and Jerd
Clayton; Rep. Guerra; Jolt Vice President of Community Affairs Bridget Staffileno; Jolt
President/CEO Alan Watson and Jolt Board Member Matt Starke. The credit union has
awarded more than $2 million in scholarships since 1982. The scholarship is available to
members of the credit union, regardless of age, who are planning to attend or are currently
attending a college, university, community college, or a trade or technical school.
In response to the unprecedented economic, health and community wellness impacts of the
coronavirus outbreak and related shelter-in-place directives, the $5 billion Redwood Credit
Union in Santa Rosa, Calif., is distributing grants to more than 45 nonprofit organizations
across Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco and Sonoma Counties. The grants
will serve the most pressing needs of vulnerable populations in one or more of RCU’s core
funding priority areas of food and housing security (basic needs); health and financial
wellness; and education and workforce development.